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. a revolution in the fight against this deadly disease. and you can make a difference in the battle. join us tonight as we stand up to cancer. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric reporting tonight from los angeles. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we're here at the sony studios for tonight's special stand up to cancer program. we'll have more about that later. but first, our top story. a deadly disaster that wiped out an entire neighborhood here in california. it was just before 6:30 last evening people in the city of san bruno were just sitting down to dinner. then suddenly, without warning, a tremendous explosion. a natural gas pipeline ruptured, setting off a fire that burned 15 acres and destroyed 38 homes. 24 hours later, firefighters were still trying to contain the flames, rescue teams were searching for victims, and investigators were looking for answers. san bruno is a city of 41,000 in northern california just south of san francisco. look at this. claremont drive before the explosion, and now claremont drive tonight, in ruins. john blackst
some folks who were there and experiencing it. woody baker kohn joining us from the american red cross along with adam broadway who saw the explosion as it happened. good to have you with us. woody, if you could, give us an idea at this point, what are the immediate needs for folks in the area? >> well, those that got out of the area, the fire department and police department were quick in getting people out. we then assessed anybody that had injuries that needed treatment. people that were maybe missing life-sustaining medications, things of that nature. and then we quickly set up a couple of shelters to house people overnight, brought in some mental health professionals as well as some nursing staff to help with the medical needs and so forth. so, we've now got them in shelters. many of them had places to go of their own, friends and family. >> luckily. it's amazing, considering the time of day, just around dinner time, with flames that were hot enough to crack the windshields of a fire truck. amazing there wasn't more damage, that we're not hearing about more injuries and deaths. ad
an investigation. she shares her story with us in the studio "early" this tuesday she shares her story with us in the studio "early" this tuesday morning, september 14th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good tuesday morning. i'm erica hill. great to have you with us here on "the early show." >> it's tuesday. beautiful day outside. i'm harry smith. a lot of people looking at what's going on out in the atlantic. already established igor is a category 4. julia is now a hurricane, as well. they're making their way westward through the atlantic. we'll keep an eye on where they're heading. igor, unfortunately, has got a real bead on bermuda. and our dave price, dr. science himself, will be along in a few minutes to explain exactly where those storms are headed. >> dr. science or dr. weather. a little bit of both. first we turn to politics this morning. the tea party and voter anger. there are more primary lessons today around the country and tea party candidates are hoping to upset more established republicans. cbs news correspondental correspondent nancy cordes is in washington with the latest.
in the history of this country. you know they say time heals all wounds and i kind of say this every use. i don't know if it applies in this case looking at live pictures now of ground zero. still very raw. >> nine years later. >> hard to believe it has been nine years. coming up on this broadcast not only will we visit on the remembrance ceremony that takes place a bit later in the morning but also have an exclusive look at progress being made at ground soshgs the buildings are now starting to really kind of jump up off street level right now. >> something a lot of people wanted to see. >> you can see tangible progress finally. first normally a dave reflection and remembrance this year the anniversary marked also by controversy, the evangelical pastor who threatened to burn the koran as an actist protest against muslims is in new york this morning and we begin our coverage at ground zero this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. after a series of confusing and conflicting statements in florida, pastor terry jones told reporters last night he is always tal
that congressman boehner's comments suggest a willingness to agree to the president's position. we all use the middle class as a political football but extends the tax cuts for the middle class fairly quickly to give them certainty and make sure they know they will get help in tough economic times. >> you know there are plenty of people out there, including peter orszag, who until recently, your director of office of management and budget saying there should be tax increases for nobody. now is not the time to be increasing taxes. >> well, harry, i understand what peter argues, he argues we should extend the middle-class tax cuts for two years and have them expire. he believes if the price of doing that is having to extend the upper-end tax cuts that's what we should do. that's not the president's position because, let's be clear, harry, the tax cuts for the upper end, the wealthy, mostly millionaires, that's a $700 billion proposition the next ten years. the president does not believe that we should be borrowing $700 billion, most likely from overseas, to extend tax cuts follow folks, quit
by cbs >>> and good morning on a very busy friday morning. thanks for joining us. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. a huge explosion incinerated large chunks of a san francisco suburb last fight. this morning firefighters are still battling the deadly flames and looking for survivors. the initial blast rocked san bruno, sending flames 1,000 feet into the air. it's believed a ruptured gas line is responsible. city officials say at least one person was killed and 53 homes were destroyed. the gas-fed and wind-whipped fire engulfed ten acres. fire officials say looking for survivors is difficult, at best. >> our problem is, obviously it was a high-pressure gas line. we could not get close to the line until they could shut down that pipeline. currently they are shutting down distribution lines so we still have residual in the gas lines. at the last briefing we still were not able to access the area fully. >> by late last night the fires were 50% contained. laura cole of our sacramento station has more. >> reporter: it's been an emotional night for many people out here. i want to sho
. >> the plastic flex cuffs that we commonly use, he was able to maneuver his hand out during the process. >> reporter: was eli ing that he had a hand injury? >> we believe that he fabricated the injury in an attempt to escape police custody. this is not a common occurrence. the individual complained of a medical injury. >> reporter: the investigation will have to wait, now priority number one is finding palmer and getting him back in custody. >> he could do it again, do it again, and again and again if he gets a chance. i mean, you know, he's dangerous. quicker they find him the better. >> reporter: city police have several officers on the streets looking for this man. palmer does have a criminal history including theft and assault. reporting from city police headquarters kelly mcpherson wjz eyewitness news. >>> baltimore city police are asking anyone who may have seen him to give them a call. >>> a pasadena man is behind bars charged with trying to drag a young woman from the b and a trail and trying to rape her. 21-year-old michael johnson was arrested. a neighbor called after hear
to the middle east peace process. >> peace must be made by israelis and palestinians. but each of us has a responsibility to do our part as well. >> reporter: the president urged friends of israel to accept a palestinian state and asked arab nations to support the palestinian authority, politically and financially. >> president obama says u.s.- led negotiations can produce results if the international community sets aside decades of community and pessimism. >> we could have an agreement that will lead to a new member of the united nations, an independent, solid state of palestine, living in peace with israel. >> reporter: though israel's seat sat empty because of a jewish holiday. >> reporter: during the second speech to the u.n. general assembly, president obama highlighted other issues. >> reporter: working with them, the president said that the u.s. is working with securing nuclear weapons. he told iran, it must aboy with international law. >> the iranian government must confirm to the world the peaceful intent of its nuclear program. >> reporter: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad
not clear who did pay shourd's bail since the u.s. has no diplomatic relations with aran. the swiss diplomates handled. >> if the question was did the united states government pay anything for this release, the answer is no. >> the white house put out a statement saying president obama was pleased with shourd's release but that bauer and fatal were still in jail although they had committed no crime. no one saying when or if they will get a trial. there's no indication the iranian government is listening to calls for their release. joel brown reporting. >> iran's president said shourd was offered bail on compassionate grounds for health reasons. >>> a man may have kidnapped a very young boy. we have more on the suspect and the circumstances. >> reporter: 37-year-old tony robinson is wanted on drug charges. before police could arrest him he fled. he took 5-year-old tony, jr. with him. robinson had been in a custody battle with the mother. he found out he was not child's biological father, he kidnapped him. back to you. >> thank you. anyone with information about tony robinson or tony,
days. forecasters say it's still too early to tell if the hurricane will threaten the u.s. coast. behind igor, though, tropical storm julia, she is also moving west, with 50 mile an hour winds. >>> this week, the obama administration is expected to inform congress it wants to sell $60 billion worth of arms to saudi arabia. the deal includes up to 84 new f-15 fighter jets and three types of sophisticated helicopters. if approved, it would be the largest single u.s. arms sale ever. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is in egypt this morning for a new round of mideast peace talks. clinton met with egyptian president hosni mubarak. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and palestinian president mahmoud abbas are expected to meet today and tomorrow. topping their agenda will likely be the soon to retire restraints on new construction in the west bank. >>> stocks are mixed in asia, ashley morrison is here in new york with more on that. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. well, japan's nikkei index fell nearly a quarter of a percent today while hong kong's hang seng w
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